Aussie hard rockers from rural Victoria
Aussie hard rockers from rural Victoria
Formed in the rural Australian town of Bendigo by singer-guitarist Tyler Kinder, Black Aces set about forming a set of songs influenced by the greats of Aussie rock.
In what was meant to be busy year for the Aces, 2020 was set see the boys return to the UK for their FEAR NO BEER TOUR, however the unfortunate timing of the worldwide COVID19 crisis led the boys to reassess their plans. Seeing opportunity in this forced downtime, they focused their efforts much closer to home, namely their garage rehearsal space in a Bendigo, where much of 2020 has seen them concentrate on the writing and pre-production of what will be the bands third studio album.
Black Aces returned to the studio in early 2019, once again with producers Mark Optiz (AC/DC, INXS, Cold Chisel, Kiss) and Colin Wynne (Bad//Dreems, The Casasnovas), to record their second EP 'Never Change’. Released on 31st October 2019, the EP is a selection of songs written whilst recovering from their extensive touring schedule, a period that saw three white knuckle UK tours in eighteen months, the last of which was as special guests on rock legend’s The Quireboys White Trash Blues 2018 UK Tour.
After developing a strong live following across their homeland and sharing stages with the likes of Cosmic Psychos, Angry Anderson, Dallas Crane, and The Casanovas, Black Aces released their debut album ‘Shot In The Dark’ in early 2016 and took their live show all the way to Europe and the UK.
Through sheer hard work the album broke into the top 20 of the iTunes Australia rock charts, and the band ended a bumper year with a show stealing performance at Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, alongside such heavyweights as Molly Hatchet, Living Color and Ratt- earning themselves a call back to the festival’s main stage alongside the legendary Dee Snider in 2017.
Black Aces second album ‘Anywhere But Here’ was released in late 2017. Written in a Bendigo garage, and recorded with legendary Aussie producer Mark Opitz and Colin Wynne, ‘Anywhere But Here’ deliverered on the promise of their debut- a diverse, driving rock record by a band determined to show the world how they play rock n’ roll.
With album number three slated for a 2021 release, plus a slew of Australian, UK and European dates to follow, the lads from Bendigo have no plans to slow down, and are proud of their humble garage beginnings.
SOCIALS / STATS
"They remind me of us in early days when I see them playing live and giving it their all. They’re really cool guys and great players – definitely one to watch." - RYAN O'KEEFE (AIRBOURNE)
"Black Aces is like getting a new vintage AC/DC in 2017! And there ain't nothing wrong with that!" - DEE SNIDER (TWISTED SISTER)
"For those of you that feel a bit extra for the classic Australian pub rock, ”Anywhere But Here” is the best
buy of the year." - ARTROCK, SWEDEN
"Some bands are retro-built, like a 2013 Mustang dressed up to look like a 69 Boss 302 (ahem, Jet). Sure, that’s cool for novelty and a momentary nod to the past but these guys are that 69 Boss 302... Black Aces are a perfect musical time machine who somehow manage to own their inspired sound... A sledghammer!"" - WICKEDD CHILDD, AUSTRALIA
“And so begins a ten song onslaught of pure balls to the wall rockn’roll. It's only 7.30pm but the place is heaving … the Borderline was rocking. I've never seen so many heads nodding.” - METALTALK, UK
"They burst onto the stage, no set list, no decorum and just went straight for the jugular and within minutes the whole venue was grinning from ear to ear and singing along…This show had everything, brilliant songs, massive amounts of energy, broken guitars…” - JACEMEDIA, UK
"Rumour has it that they once rocked a venue so hard, the venue had to close its doors and reopen as an antique/craft coffee house, knowing that no man, woman, band or beast could ever rock as hard again" - FORTE, AUSTRALIA
"...by fuck it rocks! And that my friend is what will save us from growing beards and becoming hipsters. God bless the denim-clad fellows from BLACK ACES and all who sail with them..." - THE ROCKPIT, AUSTRALIA
"No ballads, no compromise... what more could you ask for?" - SLEAZEROXX, CANADA
"4/5" - PLANETMOSH, UK
"8.5/10" - BEAT, AUSTRALIA
"9/10" - METALGODS TV, UK
Management/Booking | Pete McMillan | World |
Label | Off Yer Rocka Recordings | World |